The ROFLCON Summit is a spin-off of the wildly awesome biennial ROFLCON. It brought together the leading generators, preservers and advancers of online culture for an open discussion about why the very same communities that are good at making dumb, funny things online are having a real impact on the world. We kicked off the event with a brief intro from the Founder of ROFLCon Tim Hwang, and the best Internet memes from our awesome MC's Gabe and Max.
The ROFLCon Summit panel "Internet Culture and Geopolitics" features moderator Tim Hwang (creator of ROFLCon), panelist Biella Coleman (NYU professor and researcher of Anonymous), and panelist Erik Martin (General Manager of Reddit).
The panel "Emerging Platforms" is the second chapter of our ROFLCon Summit video series. Featuring moderator Mike Rugnetta, and panelists Jamie Wilkinson (Co-Founder of Know Your Meme), Chris Poole (Founder of 4Chan and Canv.as), Ben Huh (Founder of ICanHazCheezburger), and Chris Menning (Viral Media Researcher for BuzzFeed).
The ROFLCon Summit panel "Defending the Internets" features moderator Andy Baio (founder of Upcoming.org and former CTO of Kickstarter.com), and panelists Sherwin Siy (Deputy Legal Director of Public Knowledge), Richard Esguerra (Senior Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation), Danny O'Brien (Internet advocacy coordinator for protected journalists).
"Internet Underground" is the next panel of the ROFLCon Summit Internet Archive. Featuring moderator Patrick Davidson from Meme Factory, and panelists Aaron Peckham (founder of Urban Dictionary), Rob Beschizza (Managing Editor for BoingBoing), and Sherrod DeGrippa (founder of Encyclopedia Dramatica).
"Collecting and Preserving the Web" is the final panel of the ROFLCon Summit Internet Archive. Featuring panelists Brewster Kahle (Digital Librarian and founder of the Internet Archive) and Jason Scott (data preservation activist and creator of textfiles.com). Also available at http://vimeo.com/31739539